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      Two Albany residents arrested in Panama City after drug bust

      Two Albany residents have been arrested after being pulled over and marijuana being found in their vehicle. / MGN Online


      Two Albany residents have been arrested after being pulled over and marijuana being found in their vehicle.

      Investigators with the Bay County Sheriff's Office say that on February 27, surveillance was conducted of two targets in the 8000 block of Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach and the exchange of a package between two vehicles was observed.

      One of the vehicles was then pulled over as it travelled northbound on US 231. During the stop, a K9 unit alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded 45 caliber handgun was concealed under the seat of a passenger and another loaded 45 along with marijuana was discovered by another passenger.

      These men have been identified as 37-year-old Richard Brigham and 26-year-old Antonio Bagley of Albany and both have been arrested. Charges were unavailable at press time.

      A traffic stop conducted on the other vehicle led to the arrest of 34-year-old Kenny Thornton for criminal traffic violation. 25-year-old Elizabeth Fulton was allowed to to leave the traffic stop and the car was impounded. Inside the car, two pounds of Ice Methamphetamine, two money counters, scales and four guns were found.

      Fulton would have a search warrant issued on her purse where police found a handgun. She was then charged with possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

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